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Hoosier Honey Production Down 40.3 Percent

first_img SHARE By Gary Truitt – Apr 14, 2014 Previous articleIndiana Wheat Breaking DormancyNext articleRenewable Energy Recognized as Factor in Mitigating Climate Change Gary Truitt SHARE Facebook Twitter Facebook Twittercenter_img Producer honey stocks were 38.2 million pounds on December 15, 2013, up 20 percent from a year earlier. Stocks held by producers exclude those held under the commodity loan program.Honey prices increased to a record high during 2013 to 212.1 cents per pound, up 6 percent from 199.2 cents per pound in 2012. United States and State level prices reflect the portions of honey sold through cooperatives, private, and retail channels. Prices for each color class are derived by weighting the quantities sold for each marketing channel. Prices for the 2012 crop reflect honey sold in 2012 and 2013. Some 2012 crop honey was sold in 2013, which caused some revisions to the 2012 crop prices. Hoosier Honey Production Down 40.3 Percent Home Indiana Agriculture News Hoosier Honey Production Down 40.3 Percent Indiana honey production for 2013 totaled 282 thousand pounds, down 40.3 percent from 2012. This estimate included honey from producers with 5 or more colonies. Nationally, Indiana ranked thirty-fifth in honey production in 2013. Indiana was ranked twenty-ninth in 2012. Yields from Indiana’s 6,000 colonies producing honey averaged 47 pounds in 2013, compared with 59 pounds the previous year. Indiana honey price averaged 267 cents per pound, up 13 cents per pound from last year. Value of production totaled $753 thousand, down 37.2 percent from 2012. Honey stocks were 82 thousand pounds, down 59.6 percent from 2012.Nationally, Honey production in 2013 from producers with five or more colonies totaled 149 million pounds, up 5 percent from 2012. There were 2.64 million colonies producing honey in 2013, up 4 percent from 2012. Yield per colony averaged 56.6 pounds, up 1 percent from the 56.0 pounds in 2012. Colonies which produced honey in more than one State were counted in each State where the honey was produced. Therefore, at the United States level yield per colony may be understated, but total production would not be impacted. Colonies were not included if honey was not harvested.last_img read more

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Tetra-Tech Wins New Department of Defense Contracts

first_img Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Subscribe Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * First Heatwave Expected Next Week Make a comment Pasadena-based Tetra Tech Inc. is one of five construction firms that were awarded new U.S. Army contracts to build new facilities on military bases around the world, the US Department of Defense announced.The work, worth around $500 million in total, will include architectural engineering, environmental services, operations and maintenance, base realignment and closure and military family housing programs worldwide, the announcement said Monday.Work is expected to be completed by November of 2023.Aside from Tetra Tech, the other companies that won the new Army contracts include URS Group of San Antonio, Texas; Jacobs Government Services of Oak Ridge, Tennessee; HDR Environmental, Operations and Construction of Englewood, Colorado; and MWH-CARDNO TEC-BAKER-JV of San Antonio, Texas.“The work includes all efforts necessary to manage and execute… services primarily for environmental projects including planning and programming, restoration, quality (compliance and pollution prevention) and conservation,” the announcement added.Tetra Tech, with headquarters at 3475 East Foothill Blvd., is a full-service company with a global reach in the areas of water, environment, energy, infrastructure, and natural resources.The company has more than 13,000 employees in 300 offices worldwide.For more information, visit www.tetratech.com. Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenacenter_img faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Darrel Done BusinessVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes More Cool Stuff Business News Tetra-Tech Wins New Department of Defense Contracts From STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, November 10, 2015 | 12:53 pm Top of the News 5 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it HerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNutritional Strategies To Ease AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Female Celebs Women Love But Men Find UnattractiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Simple Steps To Catch Your Crush’s Eye On InstagramHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Ayurveda Heath Secrets From Ancient IndiaHerbeautyHerbeauty Community News Community News Business Newslast_img read more

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Global Pharmaceutical Treatments for Mental Health Disorders Market (2020 to 2025) – Conditions are…

first_imgLocal NewsBusiness Previous articleSES Government Solutions Provides High-throughput Loopback Services to U.S. Department of DefenseNext articleEJF Acquisition Corp. Announces Pricing of $250 Million Initial Public Offering Digital AIM Web Support Pinterest Facebook DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 24, 2021– The “Pharmaceutical Treatments for Mental Health Disorders: Global Markets” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering. This new report on the market for pharmaceutical treatments for mental health disorders provides a brief overview of the pharmaceutical markets, current and future treatments, as well as drug failure/withdrawals and barriers to entry. It examines changes in healthcare regulation and guidance in the development of new agents and reviews activity in mergers and acquisitions that will help to change future treatment paradigms. Companies MentionedAbbvieAcadia Pharmaceuticals Inc.Adamis Pharmaceuticals Corp.Alkermes PlcAstrazeneca PlcBioxcel Therapeutics Inc.Boehringer Ingelheim International GmbhEli Lilly & Co.Glaxosmithkline PlcH Lundbeck A/SIntervexion TherapeuticsIntra-Cellular Therapies Inc.Ironshore PharmaceuticalsJohnson & JohnsonKempharm Inc.Minerva Neurosciences Inc.Neos Therapeutics Inc.NLS Pharmaceutical AgNoven Pharmaceuticals Inc.Orexo AbOtsuka Holdings Co. Ltd.Pear TherapeuticsPfizer Inc.Sage TherapeuticsShionogi & Co. Ltd.Specialty Pharma And BiotechsSupernus Pharmaceuticals, Inc.Takeda Pharmaceuticals Co. Ltd.Tonix Pharmaceuticals Holdings Corp.Tris Pharma Inc. Report Includes:46 data tables and 12 additional tablesAn overview of the global markets for pharmaceutical treatments for mental health disordersAnalyses of market trends, with data from 2019, 2020 and projections of compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) through 2025Evaluation of current market trends, market size, market forecast, pipeline analysis of new products, and regulatory scenarios and detailed analysis of drivers, challenges, and opportunities affecting market growthDescription of biological factors such as anatomical, chemical and genetic traits, and psychological reasons such as conflict or trauma on the mental health and discussion on effect of COVID-19 pandemic, social distancing and social isolation on the mental health conditionsA look at the markets for treatment of psychiatric disorders such as depression, anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and their co relation with COVID-19Details of technological advances and improvement in the development of pharmacological treatments, digital therapeutics (DTx) and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)Information on tele mental health software such as ReSet, Pears Somryst and Alkili’s EndeavorRx which offers personalized treatment strategies and behavioural healthcare platform which plays an important role in the management of mental health disordersSnapshot of leading mental health conditions, and products in phase III development for selected psychiatric disordersAnalysis of recent product developments including pharmacological and digital therapeutics, late-stage pipeline products and points of differentiation from existing therapies Market research suggests that mental health conditions are likely to rise in the near future due to the consequences of COVID-19 pandemic, social distancing and social isolation. Key Topics Covered: Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 Summary and Highlights Chapter 3 Depression and AnxietyMarket LandscapeSegmentation by Drug ClassSegmentation by CompanyPrevalence of DisordersDiagnosisCurrent TreatmentsSelective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs)Serotonin and Norepinephrine Reuptake Inhibitors (SNRIs)Norepinephrine-Dopamine Reuptake Inhibitors (NDRIs)Tricyclic Antidepressants (TCAs)Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors (MAOIs)Atypical Antipsychotics and Second-Generation Antipsychotics (SGAs)BenzodiazepinesRecent Drug DevelopmentsDrug/CompanyLate-Stage Drug Failures/WithdrawalsDrugs in Clinical Development to Treat DepressionPhase 3 Drugs in Development to Treat DepressionPhase 2 Drugs in Development to Treat DepressionDrugs in Clinical Development to Treat AnxietyPhase 3 Drugs in Development to Treat AnxietyPhase 2 Drugs in Development to Treat AnxietyAlternative ApproachesDigital TherapeuticsM&A ActivityFuture Opportunities Chapter 4 Attention Deficit Hyperactivity DisorderMarket LandscapeSegmentation by GeographySegmentation by Drug ClassSegmentation by CompanyPrevalenceDiagnosisCurrent TreatmentsRecent Drug DevelopmentsDrugs/CompaniesLate-Stage Drug Failures/WithdrawalsDrugs in Clinical Development to Treat ADHDPhase 3 Drugs in Development to Treat ADHDPhase 2 Drugs in Development to Treat ADHDAlternative ApproachesDigital TherapeuticsM&A ActivityFuture Opportunities Chapter 5 SchizophreniaMarket LandscapeSegmentation by GeographySegmentation by Drug ClassSegmentation by CompanyPrevalenceDiagnosisCurrent TreatmentsRecent Drug DevelopmentsDrugs/CompaniesLate-Stage Drug Failures/WithdrawalsDrugs in Clinical Development to Treat SchizophreniaPhase 3 Drugs in Development to Treat SchizophreniaPhase 2 Drugs in Development to Treat SchizophreniaAlternative ApproachesDigital TherapeuticsM&A ActivityFuture Opportunities Chapter 6 Substance Use DisordersMarket LandscapeSegmentation by GeographySegmentation by Drug ClassSegmentation by CompanyPrevalenceDiagnosisCurrent TreatmentsOpioid Use DisordersAlcohol Use DisordersNicotine Use DisordersRecent Drug DevelopmentsDrugs in Clinical Development to Substance Abuse DisorderPhase 3 Drugs in Development to Treat Substance Use DisordersPhase 2 Drugs in Development to Treat Substance Use DisorderAlternative ApproachesDigital TherapeuticsM&A ActivityFuture Opportunities Chapter 7 Company Profiles For more information about this report visit https://www.researchandmarkets.com/r/oqajq2 View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210224005783/en/ CONTACT: ResearchAndMarkets.com Laura Wood, Senior Press Manager [email protected] For E.S.T Office Hours Call 1-917-300-0470 For U.S./CAN Toll Free Call 1-800-526-8630 For GMT Office Hours Call +353-1-416-8900 KEYWORD: INDUSTRY KEYWORD: PHARMACEUTICAL HEALTH MENTAL HEALTH SOURCE: Research and Markets Copyright Business Wire 2021. 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People Of India Are Still Victims Of Social Evils Like Casteism: Telangana High Court Denies Bail To Accused In An Honour Killing Case

first_imgNews UpdatesPeople Of India Are Still Victims Of Social Evils Like Casteism: Telangana High Court Denies Bail To Accused In An Honour Killing Case LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK5 Dec 2020 6:27 AMShare This – xWhile dismissing the bail plea filed by some accused in an honour killing case, the Telangana High Court observed that the people of India are victims of social evils, like casteism and honour killings.”It is trite to note that the caste system, illiteracy and poverty etc. including ‘honour killing’ are social evils which India is facing even after 73 years of Independence. On one hand, there…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginWhile dismissing the bail plea filed by some accused in an honour killing case, the Telangana High Court observed that the people of India are victims of social evils, like casteism and honour killings.”It is trite to note that the caste system, illiteracy and poverty etc. including ‘honour killing’ are social evils which India is facing even after 73 years of Independence. On one hand, there is unimaginable development in the field of Science and Technology. People are planning to stay in other Planets, like Moon etc. They are using technology in all fields. On the other hand, the very same people of India are victims of social evils, like casteism and honour killings.”, remarked Justice K. Lakshman in an order passed on Wednesday (2 December 2020).Gudur Sandeep Reddy and eight others are the parents and relatives of the defacto complainant girl who married a boy of another caste. The girl had filed a complaint alleging that they have killed the boy since they did not like the inter caste marriage. Dismissing their plea, the court observed that there is prima facie and reasonable grounds to believe that they have committed offence. The court also noted that there are specific allegations against each of the accused and the role played by them in commission of offence is also specifically mentioned.Justice Lakshman also refers to the observations made in Supreme court judgments in Shakti Vahini v Union of India and the guidelines laid therein regarding judicial proceedings in cases of honour-based killings. The court also noted that the role played by the police in the entire episode is not satisfactory. “It appears that the police have not taken any steps in accordance with law on the complaint lodged by the parents of the deceased. Thus, the police have utterly failed in preventing the incident. The said action of the police is contrary to the guidelines issued by the Apex Court in the judgments cited supra. Hope the police will take appropriate measures in preventing such incidents in future.”, the court observed.The following are some of the observations made in the order:Honour Killing is a global phenomenon”This is not for the first time such an incident was happened in India, more particularly, in the State of Telangana. Honour killings have been happening now and then. Unfortunately, even after 73 years of Independence, the said incidents have been happening in India. ‘Honour Killing’ is another social evil which Indian Society is facing. ‘Honour Killings’ are still holding their place in today’s society in spite of modern mind set and advance thinking. It is a global phenomenon. Even the advanced Countries, like United Kingdom, United States of America are facing the said problem. The statistics given by the National Crime Bureau on the honour killing shocks the conscious of the people of India.There is no change in the attitude of young generation. “Murder of a member of family due to perpetrators belief that the victim has brought shame or dishonour upon the family or has violated the principles of a community or a religion with an honour culture is called ‘honour killing’. The killers justify their actions by claiming that the victim has brought dishonour upon the family name or prestige. The reasons for the honour killings appear to be that marriage out of caste, divorce, marriage by choice, homosexuality, pregnancy before marriage, inappropriate dressing etc. It also appears that the killers are committing the said honour killings to save their prestige of the family or done in order to make it an example for other or done out of rage or anger. But, there is no change in the attitude of young generation. Honour killers failed to appreciate the same.”Most of the honour killings focus on women and very few on men and, thus, lead to gender based violence.People are also influenced by caste system and other traditional practices which they believe to follow throughout their lives. One such thing, which Indian people consider very precious is “honour”. In a patriarchal society, women are considered as bearer of honour of the family. The statistics also would reveal that most of the honour killings focus on women and very few on men and, thus, lead to gender based violence. The freedom of expressing a women or men’s choice is suppressed and the said suppression further leads to such killings, thereby violating the fundamental rights of the said persons. The perpetrators use religion or caste as grounds for dishonour, thereby trying to validate such killings. The said act is totally contrary to the constitution.Case: Gudur Sandeep Reddy vs. State of Telangana [CRIMINAL PETITION Nos.5819, 5939, 5961, 6095 & 6097 OF 2020]Coram: Justice K. Lakshman Counsel: Advocates Katika Ravinder Reddy, P. Vishnuvardhan Reddy Click here to Read/Download OrderRead OrderSubscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

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Breaking: Teenager dies in single vehicle crash

first_img WhatsApp Breaking: Teenager dies in single vehicle crash Homepage BannerNews Facebook Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic By News Highland – September 13, 2018 Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR It’s been confirmed that an 18-year-old has died following a single vehicle collision. The crash happened near the Donegal/ Derry border.A spokesperson for the PSNI said: Police can confirm that an 18 year old female has died following a road traffic collision on the Letterkenny Road in Derry last night.The female was a passenger in a Vauxhall Corsa that was involved in the collision at around 11.30pm close to Nixon’s Corner.Two other females were taken to hospital for treatment for their injuries. No other vehicles were involved in the collision.Police are appealing for anyone who was travelling on the Letterkenny Road last night and who witnessed the collision to contact local officers in Strand Road or the Collision Investigation Unit on 101.Diversions are in place, anyone travelling from Donegal to Derry is being advised to use the Bridgend route. Twitter Pinterest Community Enhancement Programme open for applications center_img Pinterest Google+ Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further Previous articleWork on Four Lane road into Letterkenny to begin in JanuaryNext article‘Worrying’ TUSLA services in Donegal to be raised in Dail News Highland Twitter Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA WhatsApp Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Google+last_img read more

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New bill would mandate retail lease renewals in NYC

first_imgManhattan Borough President Gale Brewer and Helen Rosenthal (Getty, iStock)A new bill seeks to reform the lease renewal process for retailers by giving businesses the opportunity to extend their leases — regardless of what their landlord says.The City Council bill, introduced by Helen Rosenthal, a Manhattan Democrat, would mandate that for leases greater than one year, landlords notify tenants whether or not they intend to renew 120 days before it expires. If the landlord declines to renew, tenants will have the one-time option to extend the lease by up to one year with a rent increase of no more than 10 percent, as long as they have not previously breached the lease. This applies even if the landlord already has a new tenant lined up, although the current tenant may stay for only 90 days instead of the full year.If a landlord fails to give a tenant the required notice, the amount they can raise rent during that one-year extension can drop to as low as 7 percent.ADVERTISEMENT“Covid-19 continues to exacerbate the chronic struggles small businesses face and we must act creatively and boldly to establish new rights and protections for them that puts them in a better negotiating position with a right to renew their leases,” Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, who supports the bill, said in a statement.Read moreLawmakers propose canceling restaurant rent, providing relief for landlordsManhattan retail market awaits recovery as vacancies rise in Q1Bill targets discrimination in home and commercial appraisals The bill aims to give small businesses time to transition to new spaces without shutting down for prolonged periods of time, as well as ensure that landlords don’t have years-long vacancies as they search for a replacement tenant.The bill is informed by a report by Brewer’s Small Business Task Force, whose members include small businesses owners, brokers and property investors. Among the findings are that 19 percent of immigrant small business owners do not have a lease in their name, according to a survey of nearly 100 entrepreneurs.“The lease renewal process is currently a burden on tenants, whose business and livelihood are tied to their space, leaving them in a poor negotiating position from the outset,” the report said.But the legislation applies to all tenants, not just mom-and-pops — so chains, which faced rampant closures during the pandemic, would be covered as well.Industry experts say that by prioritizing the tenants in lease agreements, landlords can be forced into a lease extension that they may not want. James Whelan, the president of the Real Estate Board of New York, called the proposal “legally dubious commercial rent control,” and brokers who work in the retail sector are similarly unimpressed.“This law is painting landlords to be bad guys, which they’re not,” said Brandon Singer, founder of Retail by MONA. “Any business that stayed around, other than a mask store, did so because of their landlord.”Despite the bill’s intention to prevent vacancies from plaguing the city, some brokers don’t believe the bill will achieve that goal. Instead, they say it may simply kick the can down the road.“A landlord could lose a very nice deal,” said Paul Fetscher, the president of Great American Brokerage, which works on retail and restaurant deals. “[Major tenants] have their development programs slotted out for two years.” He added that the legislation may disincentivize retailers from coming to the city.BCD Brokerage CEO Andrew Moger, who works primarily with restaurants, described the legislation as a “solution in search of a problem.”“Tenants should be proactively thinking about what life after their lease term looks like and they should be engaging with their landlord in a conversation leading up to their lease expiration,” Moger said. “If the landlord is not engaging with the tenant, then they should start making plans for life after that lease expiration.”Contact Sasha Jones Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Email Address* Message* Share via Shortlink Full Name* city councilPoliticsRetail Tagslast_img read more

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Buy land, they’re not making it any more.

first_imgWhat is happening to the price of agricultural land? The increase in UK agricultural land values over recent years has been well documented. The price of farmland has risen by 200-300 per cent over the past ten years, although that growth rate hascertainly slowed more recently. Average values, however, do not tell the whole story, as there is increasing divergence between the best and worst quality land.An owner operated poultry farm might suit an experienced investor seeking to generate income, while a tenanted farm may suit a riskaverse institutional investor.Why are corporate investors coming back to the market?Interest from institutional investors has picked up since the global financial crisis. Tangible assets such as farmland are an attractive alternative to conventional financial investments. The fundamental demand for land and its products remains fairly inelastic through economic cycles making farmland a good diversification asset. As food forms a fundamental part of inflation indices rural land assets can also provide a good hedge against inflation.Who else is buying?Demand from farmers seeking to expand their business remains strong, although we may see that part of the market tempered by changes to the terms of borrowing, particularly if commodity prices don’t recover for some time. There is significant interest in the South and South East from those looking to roll over capital gains realised from the sale of development land and those seeking to shelter capital from inheritance tax.What are buyers looking for?That depends on the buyer’s motivation for acquiring land. Traditional institutional investors will typically take a long-term view and will often be prepared to accept a low income for many decades if there is a prospect of ultimately delivering significant capital growth from strategic development or tenancy reversion.The fundamental demand for land and its products remains fairly inelastic through economic cycles making farmland a good diversification asset.Many investors look to acquire land with good quality productive soils supporting a range of crops, which will remain profitable in the absence of farm subsidies. However, lifestyle buyers who are perhaps less reliant on agricultural income, may seek ‘trophy’ assets as a store of wealth and for the amenity benefits they can offer.What does a good agri-investment look like?Again, this depends on an investor’s individual requirements, their appetite for risk, and their time horizons. An owner operated intensive indoor poultry enterprise might suit an experienced private investor seeking to generate income, while a farm subject to a long-term tenancy might be more appropriate for a risk-averse institutional investor.Does agricultural investment represent a good long-term bet?Globally, population growth and changing diets are driving demand for agricultural products. In densely populated countries like the UK, other competing demands for land use including housing, recreation, energy generation, employment, and conservation will continue to support the case for investing in land.What are the main threats currently facing the agricultural industry?Low commodity prices are probably the most immediate threat to farming businesses. In the medium term though, subsidy reform and interest rate rises pose a significant risk to some operations. In the longer term, we need to see new entrants joining the sector if the ageing farming industry is to remain viable.How would a Brexit affect the market?In the short term, a predicted fall in the value of the pound would benefit farmers producing soft commodities, priced by a dollardenominated world market. In the longer term, a Brexit would likely lead to more rapid withdrawal of direct farm subsidies, despite the fact that the UK currency contributes around twice as much to the Common Agricultural Policy as its farmers receive in agricultural subsidies. The rapid loss of subsidies would be catastrophic for some businesses, but in due course could stimulate innovation and drive efficiency.Labour intensive fruit and horticultural producers in the UK, which rely on European seasonal labour, would suffer from any restrictions placed on free movement.What about the issue of water – how does it affect agri-investment? Water is of course a critical ingredient for agricultural production and the timing of annual rainfall is the principle determinant of yield variability. In many regions of the world, nothing can be produced without access to irrigation. In the UK, irrigation is typically used to enhance the yield and quality of higher value crops and to maintain consistency. Irrigation infrastructure and access to sustainable water sources is likely to become more valuable in future as abstraction becomes more tightly regulated and as the climate changes.What are the threats for the future?Agricultural production has got to keep pace with an everincreasing population and productivity gains have been small compared to those seen during the green revolution of the 1960s and 70s.Continuing to meet demand, with a diminishing land base, will require innovation and new technology. Genetically modified crops could be part of the solution. The industry will also need to adapt to long-term climate change, which may alter growing conditions in parts of the world.What are the benefits of agricultural investment?In many underdeveloped regions of the world, responsible investment into the agriculture sector can provide much needed capital to drive productivity growth and create employment. In the UK, the flourishing ‘agri-tech’ sector is reliant on investor capital to fund research and innovation. Bidwells has a long track record of working with investors of all sorts to help make prudent investments and to drive returns.To an investor there are many potential benefits, not least the opportunity to secure superior risk-adjusted returns and a good hedge.agri-investment agricultural investment market Bidwells Roland Bull Brexit buying land 2016-06-08The Negotiator Related articles Calls for ‘green belt’ to be explained to public29th April 2021 Young entrepreneur launches UK’s first ‘modern’ land buying and selling portal15th April 2021 Retail and pub re-openings sparked newbuild sales homes surge yesterday13th April 2021What’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed. Home » News » Land & New Homes » Buy land, they’re not making it any more. 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Countrywide headquarters face review if Alchemy ‘takeover’ is voted through

first_imgHome » News » Agencies & People » Countrywide headquarters face review if Alchemy ‘takeover’ is voted through previous nextAgencies & PeopleCountrywide headquarters face review if Alchemy ‘takeover’ is voted throughCompany’s Milton Keynes central and London management hubs to be looked at if re-financing deal is approved by shareholders on 18th November.Nigel Lewis3rd November 202001,436 Views Estate agency giant Countrywide has made the prospectus for its £90 million raise via a share-issue based investment via shareholder Alchemy, available online.But the money comes at a cost including a shake-up of its board and a possible restructure at its HQs in Milton Keynes (above) and London, including a potential relocation and examinations of its functions.As we reported last week, Group COO Paul Chapman has already gone.Within the document, Countrywide confirms that it has considered selling off one of its more valuable estate agency chains.It also says that, apart from a recent purge of poorly-performing branches, for the moment it is not planning to reduce its estate further.The new board will be Carl Leaver (left, Chairman), Himanshu Raja (Chief Financial Officer) and Paul Creffied as Group Managing Director, who will stick around until a new CEO is found.Alchemy is to get two non-executive directors on the board, Ian Cash and Ian Neill, to ensure its plans are pushed through.Headquarters evaluation“Following the implementation of the proposed transaction, Alchemy and Countrywide management intend to evaluate the Group’s headquarters and headquarters-related functions,” the prospectus says.“The evaluation will take account of the location of the Countrywide Group’s operations and other relevant factors.”Countrywide want to raise £90 million from investors through two sets of new shares – 48.8 million to be bought by Alchemy and 17.8 million shares to be offered to other existing shareholders.But while the prospectus makes the refinancing deal with Alchemy signed and sealed, there is a long way to go.Crunch time will come at a meeting on 18th November when all shareholders, including its largest (Catalist, Hoskings, Brandes and Oaktree Capital) will get vote on the deal.If other existing shareholders can out-vote the deal then it could fail but the company’s finances are in a ‘precarious state’ and unless an alternative can be proposed that investors prefer, Alchemy and Countrywide will get their way.Read more about Catalist and its approach to the deal.hoskyns Catalist carl leaver Himanshu raja Oaktree Capital Management Paul Creffield Countrywide November 3, 2020Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021last_img read more

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Williston Park Teen Tried to Kill Brother Before Himself, Cops Say

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A Williston Park teenager has been arrested for allegedly trying to fatally stab his 14-year-old brother so that the victim wouldn’t be lonely when the suspect killed himself, Nassau County police said.Third Squad detectives charged 18-year-old Ruben A. Renderos with second-degree attempted murder, assault and posession of a dangerous weapon.Police said Renderos  stabbed the vicim with  a kitchen knife multiple times in the back, head, and chest at their home shortly before 8 p.m. Friday.The victim called his parents, who were not home at the time, and asked if they could call the police, prompting Renderos to flee the house on foot, police said.Officers apprehended Renderos shortly later walking on Jackson Avenue near Chaminade High School in Mineola.The victim was taken to a nearby hospital, where he is listed in stable condition while being treated for his wounds.Renderos was released without bail Saturday and is due back in court Tuesday.last_img read more

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Possible Croatian tourist directions in 2021: Croatian tourism desperately needs new energy

first_imgSomewhere in the background, opportunities for creating tourism for seniors or so-called silver generation of the third age which has the financial possibilities and the need to spend its third age meaningfully and profitably for us.  Especially painful is the decline in group arrivals from the markets of South Korea and China, which brought life and liveliness in the pre- and sub-season period throughout Croatia, especially in Zagreb. That would mean pivotal shifting the focus and investment of the operational national tourism market strategy and emerging tactics to the markets of Europe and the United Kingdom.  In the case of Croatia, these are air arrivals from the Far and Middle East and North and South America, but also the potential acceptance of ships in Dubrovnik, Split and Zadar. Uncertainty in assessments of the type “what will happen if there will be” introduces considerable uncertainty and business neurotics and can lead to reaching for the whole arsenal of insufficiently thought-out decisions and even more hasty moves. AND haste brings, as usual, direct and not small economic damage. The solution is to create the conditions for every destination to become and be – ”safecation ” or translated, “safe location”. It is, as you probably guessed, a two-word coin – “safe” and “location”. This also indicates that we cannot, figuratively speaking, have apples and pears. In the current game, which is nota bene imposed on us, not everyone can be satisfied and we cannot court all the domestic actors of the offer and at any cost. The only thing that is certain is that after September follows October, after October November, after November December. And here we are in the tourist 2021. Which just shows that time is inevitably running out. Like sand in an hourglass. third, experientially more specialized, and less “general practice”. In my opinion – we have no other choice for now. Without denying the previous main factor of Croatian tourist advantage, ie those famous tourist ones 4 S: Sun – Sea – Sand – Sex, it’s time to really, step by step come to life and long ago mentioned 6 E tourism: Escape – Education – Ecology – Entertainment – Excitement – Experience. In the approach to the offer, the key substitution of theses is – shorter becomes longer and time – more intense. We understand that now the need for the longest possible total tourist year is really opening up, and not just 3-4 hit tourist months. Our specialized trump cards are now in order nautical, eno-gastro, cultural, sporty (with the inevitable cyclotourism as a sub-segment) and adventure tourism. If the day is known in the morning, the following are likely, of course three tourist tactics orientations in the currently “floating and diffuse” 2021: Forum: Pixabay.com / Illustration: HrTurizam.hr At the same time, this situation requires the most intensive and day-to-day monitoring of the situation (business intelligence) of harmonized and focused national external representations – from the Croatian Tourist Board, the Croatian Chamber of Commerce to the Croatian embassies.  Let’s pull up and roll up our sleeves. Now Croatian tourism desperately needs new hope, emotion and energy. And let’s communicate it clearly, decisively and proactively to all stakeholders in the tourism sector – public and private! They are in the same basket. And let’s not forget – The world loves winners though!  So let’s try to see the cool heads that are to be expected and – what we have to do. At least as far as the initial focuses are concerned. Reports and evaluations of the situation should be performed in the most intensive dynamics and, if at all possible, through standardized forms and consolidated in the Ministry of Tourism and Sports in the established for that occasion. a specialized task-force team, who will be able to have review the game in a weekly rhythm. And thus open space for the Government of the Republic of Croatia, ie the Minister of Tourism and Sports and the Prime Minister himself for faster and more efficient concrete measures in all tourism complementary areas and in ministerial departments – from finance, sea, transport, infrastructure and health. We are talking in principle about “Slow motion” tourism, which in the era of current uncertainty takes the current primacy over “party tourism”. Not every evil is for evil. “Slow motion” tourism opens a new opportunity for innovation and creativity to new and conceptually fresh entrepreneurial generations in tourism.center_img Emotionally more geo-locationally closer, and less locationally farther away The world loves winners  At the same time, this does not mean and does not imply sacrifice at any cost of other markets, but let us remember the old thought that “the broad front also crushed Napoleon.” Perceived more specialized, and less “general practice” The concrete interests of serious investors for the construction and commissioning of a premium resort for this type of audience along the Adriatic, but also in the interior, are already being expressed. Which further strengthens and creates fertile ground for the true revival of health tourism in the full possible scope, which has so far proven itself most in the field of dentistry, ophthalmology and orthopedics. Which, by the way, we are constantly talking about, and there is no way to make a concrete step forward, that is, to invest significantly and specifically in a targeted way – from enlarging the range of offers to targeted and more intensive effective marketing. We have already written about the model of vertical, horizontal and spectral measures of anti virus measures (https://hrturizam.hr/covid-19-era-trazi-moderne-metode-i-nove-tehnologije-za-zastitu-gostiju-i-prostora/) and should not be repeated, but should repeated and uncompromisingly consistently implemented such and other measures. There really is no discussion. Otherwise we will pay a higher price again than we need. Let’s just remember how in the first days of opening after the so-called “Lockdown” humbly wiped the surfaces of tables in the catering industry and even disinfected the seats very often in order to gradually start giving up more and more on the principle “We will easily! They don’t want us here either! ” first, emitting more geo-locationally closer, and less on, The destinations themselves, on the other hand, must introduce a “safecation policy” as consistently as possible, both in the service delivery zone and in internal and external communication.  We are now aiming snipers, not heavy artillery. A decisive battle begins for each individual guest, as announced in the last few years by those who know tourism to the core and who did not allow themselves to be deceived by the successive seductively fluttering repetition of “tourist pluses”. The only question is whether we are mentally and functionally ready for that in the destinations themselves or not. else, receptively more destination-safe, and less debauched, and Talking to colleagues who work in tourism and following everything that is currently being said in our country and in the world about tourism in 2021, I conclude: Only one thing is certain – it is known that – nothing is known.  If we look beyond the horizon, then most of these selective types of tourism have the potential to become an appropriate additional communication and sales platform for the sale of certain types of Croatian products such as nautical vessels and equipment, food and beverages. If the conditions of their production we know, of course, adequately relax, not suffocate. In a pandemic situation, intercontinental or, in the vocabulary of tour operators, “long haul” trips with flights longer than 3 or 4 hours and especially more transfers suffer first, which is logical and well known to everyone. The same goes for cruising. Entrepreneurs and destinations, who live from “party tourism”, must start thinking about how to respond to this challenge. Receptively more destination-safe, and less unbridled  Why are we writing this? Uncertainty breeds insecurity, insecurity brings procrastination, procrastination leads to despair. And hopelessness is the mother of all failures.last_img read more